Angry fans slam Hardik Pandya after he trolls Zaheer Khan

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Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan celebrated his 41st birthday on Monday and was showered with wishes from his former teammates and current India cricketers on Twitter. Among the well-wishers was Hardik Pandya, who wished Zak with a video of him hitting a six off Khan on Twitter. He captioned the post as “Happy birthday Zak … Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here.” And needless to mention the angry netizens flooded Pandya’s account slamming him for being “disrespectful” and showing no “class”

While many fans spoke of Zaheer Khan’s achievements and his contribution to Indian cricket, others directly attacked Pandya.

Watch Pandya’s birthday wish for Zaheer Khan here:

And these are some of the reactions:

Former teammates like VVS Laxman and Shikhar Dhawan left their birthday greetings for the left-arm pacer on Twitter. “Happy Birthday @ImZaheer. Wishing you a wonderful day and the most amazing year Zak,” Laxman tweeted, while Dhawan wrote, “Happy birthday Zak Bhai! Have a fabulous year ahead with loads of happiness and good luck”

Zaheer Khan who was notorious for his ability to swing the ball, represented India in 92 Tests and 200 ODIs, picking up 311 and 282 wickets respectively in the two formats. He was a part of the world cup winning Indian team in 2011 and in the final against Sri Lanka, he played a crucial role picking up two wickets with three maiden overs.

Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, last featured in the three-match T20I series against South Africa where he picked up his back injury. He wasn’t selected in the squad for the ongoing three-Test series against the Proteas and is also set to miss the T20I series against Bangladesh next month.